Each week, guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines join the Reverend Peter Thompson and other St. Bart's clergy for deep and insightful conversations about topics that matter to our lives as responsible citizens and people of faith. Speakers in recent years have included winners of the Tony Award, the Emmy Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, and the Pulitzer Prize, professors from prominent universities like Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia, and journalists from New York, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.
Sunday, October 1: Embracing Our Differences: Becoming Boldly Inclusive
Minette Norman, author of the new book, The Boldly Inclusive Leader, explores how to foster inclusion in our workplaces, communities, and everyday lives.
October 8: Alexandra Petri of the Washington Post will speak about her new book satirizing American history.
October 15: Sacred Muse: On Christian Art and Music
Charles Scribner III, author, art historian, and longtime member of the St. Bart’s community ponders the many ways in which art and music can lead us to the sacred.
October 22: Deliberative Citizenship: Constructively Facing Society’s Problems
Graham Bullock, Associate Professor of Political Science, Davidson College proposes a more constructive approach to dialogue about important social and political issues.
October 29: The Reverend Molly O’Neil Frank will speak on death and dying from her perspective as a hospice chaplain at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
November 5: Thirty Years of Ministry
The Right Reverend Dean Wolfe and his wife Ellen reflect on his thirty years of service as a priest and bishop.
November 12:Back at St. Bart’s
The Reverend Peter Thompson discusses his three month sabbatical and his return to St. Bart’s.
Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.
Denise Mazzei, Associate Professor of Business Management, Culinary Institute of America will explore the nature and importance of hospitality. How might a professional perspective of hospitality enlighten the welcome we extend to others?
Donald Romanik, St. Bart's parishioner, President of The Episcopal Church Foundation and author of Money Legacies, calls us to recognize and reconsider the ways in which we were taught to think about money as children...
Whether secular or spiritual, simple or spectacular, remixed or traditional, rituals are powerful tools for deepening the experience of life. And yet they’re widely misunderstood and vastly underutilized, even in our religious institutions...
3/8 Special Edition of The Forum
Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 PM
War in Ukraine: Understanding the Religious Dimension
Aristotle Papanikolaou and George Demacopoulos, Co-Directors of the Orthodox Studies Center at Fordham University, discuss the...
Professor Aristotle Papanikolaou, Professor of Theology and Co-Director of the Orthodox Studies Center at Fordham University, discusses the religious background for the current conflict in Ukraine and shares his perspective on how Christians are...
Brother Curtis Almquist of the Society of St. John the Evangelist introduces the season of Lent, paying particular attention to the practice of fasting and what it might mean to fast in this day and age.
LOVE BADE ME WELCOME: A CLOSE READING OF GEORGE HERBERT'S LOVE (III)
George Herbert’s Love (III), with its moving depiction of a generous and forgiving Love, is one of the most cherished poems in the Anglican tradition. Julie...
RADICAL WELCOME, RADICAL WORSHIP: REIMAGINING LITURGY IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The newest member of our clergy staff, the Reverend Zack Nyein, Senior Associate Rector, looks at the many ways in which worship is being reimagined within...
Absalom Jones, America’s First Black Priest: What does it mean to tell his story?
The Reverend Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones, Director of Spiritual Formation at Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut and a former member of the...